Bradley Kunda is a Doctor of Music Performance of the Australian National University and is quickly gaining recognition as a collaborative pianist of fine repute with a special interest in working with singers.
Bradley started his music career as a classical guitarist, and for ten years performed alongside his mentor and colleague Tim Kain as a member of Australia’s premier guitar quartet Guitar Trek. His commercial recordings on the ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, and Soundset Recordings labels have earned him critical acclaim. After winning first prize in the 5th Córdoba International Classical Guitar Competition (Spain), his concert career has seen him perform throughout Europe and at leading music festivals in Australia.
Following nearly two years of private tuition with the late conductor and educator Richard Gill OA, Bradley has now turned his professional performing activities to the piano. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where his principal teacher has been David Miller. He recently served as trainee pianist for the New Zealand Singing School, and an apprentice répétiteur at the Berlin Opera Academy. After only a relatively short period of activity, Bradley has already enjoyed collaborations with several outstanding Australian singers and instrumentalists including Christine Douglas, Nicholas Jones, Daniel Macey, Rebecca MacCallion, Christopher Pidcock, and numerous talented singers within the Pacific Opera Young Artist Program.
Complementing his performing activities, Bradley is an established composer and experienced teacher and student development professional. He is represented as an Associate Artist of the Australian Music Centre, and is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Bradley has held teaching positions at the Australian National University School of Music and the University of Newcastle School of Creative Arts, and for six years held senior leadership positions within the global residential community of International House at the University of Sydney.